Rheumatoid arthritis and buttonhooks
by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR
Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.
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Exercises can help keep hands and fingers limber to some extent, especially early on in the disease.
Various physical therapy exercises can help maintain flexibility and overall strength.
Consider using assistive devices for help with everyday tasks, such as:
• Jar openers that reduce twisting
• Thin wire hooks to grasp a button and pull it through a buttonhole
• Card holders for playing cards
If you have pain in your hands or fingers and have trouble with dressing and undressing, definitely consider a button hook, made for people with arthritis, to button clothes. Wear clothes that slip on easily, such as loose-fitting tops with large neck and arm holes.
Another option to buttons is to use Velcro fasteners. These can easily be used to take the place of standard buttons.
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